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\pard\plain \sb0\sa0\fs2\par\sect\sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn741\margrsxn1455\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols1\colsx60 \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li5670\fi0\ri0\sb587\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs22 THE MAITRAKA DYNASTY}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li4226\fi0\ri0\sb220\sa0\sl-248\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex96\expndtw9\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 family\super 1\nosupersub , theire is hardly any doubt that Bhattaraka was \expndtw7 a native of the soil, and was not Iranian in origin, as \expndtw6 believed by Vincent Smith.\super 2}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li266\fi0\ri0\sb623\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw1\f9\cchs0\lang1033\fs10 f\super 1\nosupersub      >}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li0\fi0\ri43\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0\tx4615 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex98\expndtw18\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 t '\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'a3\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0  ;{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\expndtw10 Numerous inscriptions  of the dynasty have been}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li0\fi0\ri43\sb4\sa0\sl-241\slmult0\tx4151 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex98\expndtw-21\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 i>  \i\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'95\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0  \i0 ''\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'ab{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\expndtw3\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0 discovered, and they are all dated in the Gupta or Gupta-}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li0\fi0\ri47\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0\tx3920 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\super\cf1\charscalex98\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 1{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\i0\nosupersub\charscalex96\expndtw12 Valabhi era.    They do not, however, supply us much}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li0\fi0\ri54\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0\tx1973\tx3935 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex96\expndtw-9\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 -    '{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\expndtw0 .{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\expndtw10 political information of value beyond yiekiing a string}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li0\fi0\ri65\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0\tx3913 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex96\expndtw-8\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 \\   '{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\i0\expndtw13 of names.   The first few rulers  were not absolutely}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li0\fi0\ri43\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex96\expndtw8\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 independent,\super 3\nosupersub  since the founder of the line and his suc-}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li263\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0\tx2250\tx4183 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex96\expndtw-21\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 4\nosupersub  \sub 4{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\expndtw0 ,{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\expndtw11 cessor, Dharasena I, are called merely \i Sciidpatis\\ \i0 and}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li4151\fi0\ri97\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex96\expndtw7\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Bhattaraka's three other sons, named Dronasirhha, \expndtw5 Dhruvasena I, and Dharapatta, who ruled successively, \expndtw8 assume the title of Maharaja only. But it is not clear \expndtw13 whose suzerainty they acknowledged. Did they for \expndtw5 some time nominally keep alive the tradition of Gupta paramountcy ? Or, did they owe allegiance to theHunas, \expndtw2 who gradually overwhelmed the western and central parts \expndtw4 of India ? Step by step the power of the house grew until}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li7290\fi0\ri0\sb18\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex124\expndtw1\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs22 to \super tlie\nosupersub          \sub n\nosupersub  ofDhmva-}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li4327\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\tx6700\tx7920 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex83\expndtw25\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs20 Dhruvasena II{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\sub\expndtw3 TT\nosupersub      \sub T{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\expndtw166 ,.-,..\expndtw0          \expndtw-3\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'ab}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li6228\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex96\expndtw6\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 sena II.   It was during his time that}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li4115\fi0\ri173\sb0\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex96\expndtw5\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Yuan Chwaog visited Valabhi, and he records about it: \expndtw4 "The reigning sovereign was of Ksatriya birfh, a nephew \expndtw2 of Slladitya, the former king of \i Mo-la-po \i0 (Malava) and a \expndtw3 son-in-law of the Slladitya reigning at Kanyakubja; his \expndtw1 name was \i Tu-lo-po-po-ta \i0 (i.e., Dhruvabhata); he was of a \expndtw4 hasty temper, and of shallow views, but he was a sincere}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li4061\fi407\ri0\sb346\sa0\sl-198\slmult0\tx4583 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 1{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\expndtw2 The difference of opinion is due to the difficulty in the ana\-\line \expndtw4 lysis of the Sanskrit compound words.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li4061\fi407\ri0\sb14\sa0\sl-198\slmult0\tx4583 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 2{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\expndtw6 Ox. \i Hist. Ind., \i0 p.  164.    Curiously enough, the Maitrakas\line \expndtw2 come into prominence almost contemporaneously with the Hunas.\line \expndtw4 Were they an allied tribe with the latter ?}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li4061\fi407\ri0\sb11\sa0\sl-198\slmult0\tx4583 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 3{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\expndtw6 For instance, the Maliya copperplate  records  that Maha\-\line \expndtw4 raja Dronasirhha was installed as king "by the paramount master\line \expndtw6 in person"   (C. J. I, III, no. 38, pp. 165, 168).}\par }